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Harriet Woods

1927-2007

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. Harriet Woods Marker
Inscription.  A lifetime of community involvement began when the rattling sound from a manhole cover on a University City street prevented her children from sleeping.

Getting involved to solve this problem would lead Harriet Woods to serve as:

- University City Council member (1967-74), where she fought for racial equality and was instrumental in revitalizing the Loop Business District
- State Senator (1977-84), where she led the passage of groundbreaking nursing home reform
- Lieutenant Governor (1985-89), becoming the first woman elected statewide in Missouri
- President of the National Women's Political Caucus (1991-95), helping get a record number of women appointed to the Cabinet of President Bill Clinton

But the lessons from her political career are more simple: Start with something you care about ... get personally involved in the community ... and help people.

Inspiring others to do the same, Harriett remained committed to those values ... and to University City ... for more than 50 years.
 
Location. 38° 39.402′ N, 90° 
Harriet Woods Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. Harriet Woods Marker
18.657′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is at the intersection of Delmar Boulevard and Princeton Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Delmar Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rogers Hornsby (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles M. Russell (about 700 feet away); William Greenleaf Eliot (about 700 feet away); Walker Evans (about 700 feet away); Ed Macauley (about 700 feet away); Fontella Bass (about 800 feet away); William T. Sherman (about 800 feet away); Michael McDonald (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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